PJM works on interconnect for 208-MW East Coast Power project in New Jersey

East Coast Power LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired generating facility located in Linden, New Jersey, that will have a total capability of 208 MW with 208 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

The proposed in-service date for this project was June 30, 2016, said PJM in a Facilities Study Report on the project dated January 2016. This project, under PJM queue #Z1-109, will interconnect with the Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) transmission system via a new three breaker ring bus that connects to the S-2271 230 kV line between the Tosco and VFT substations.

From PSE&G’s perspective, subject to the assumptions tabulated throughout this study, the requested in-service date of June 30, 2016, cannot be met, with the PSE&G portion of the project expected to be complete by December 2018, the study noted. In order to maintain this schedule, an executed Construction Service Agreement (CSA) is required no later than Jan. 30, 2016. Any delay to the execution of this document will result in a delay to the projected in-service date.

This study is a mid-way point in a PJM queue process that eventually leads to the signing of an Interconnection Service Agreement. The study doesn’t give any background on East Coast Power itself. Project drawings in the study were prepared by consulting firm Tangibl.

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